Images: From left to right, top row – Socrates partnered with Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York to reimagine their annual Guelaguetza Festival as a food drive to support the local community; Art handlers working on the ‘MONUMENTS NOW‘ exhibition in the Park’s outdoor artist studio; The Park’s welcome kiosk, ‘Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear’ by School Studio,’ is used to facilitate “Let’s Talk” – the education initiative for ‘MONUMENTS NOW’ that fosters safely socially-distanced conversation on topics including monuments and current events; from left to right, bottom row – Poster for the Green Girls summer youth enrichment program at Socrates; Drawing by Socrateens participant Sohit Gurung; Jeffrey Gibson, ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House,’ 2020, Image by Mark DiConzo.

Support Your Park!

While we’ve fortunately to been able to stay open and operating throughout 2020, it has been a tremendous challenge. We sincerely hope you will consider supporting the Park so that we can continue our work. Help keep #SocratesStrong!

Donations directly support:

Artists in creating new public artworks–>
Maintenance of the Park’s beautiful landscape–>
Education and engagement activities–>
Continued employment of our staff–>


Thank you to our #SocratesStrong Leaders:

Jamie Bennett; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Booth Ferris Foundation; David R. Collens & Vivien Abrams Collens; Con Edison; Steven & Roberta Denning; Dun-Rite Specialized Carriers, Inc.; The Durst Organization; Thomas & Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation; Katherine Farley & Jerry Speyer; Alan Finkel; Sandra Fossum; The Sidney E. Frank Foundation; Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation; Hugh Freund; Robert F. Goldrich; Richard Gluckman & Tiffany Bell; Agnes Gund; Hill Gallery, Tim & Pam Hill; Nancy Josephs; Jim & Irene Karp; Kaufman Astoria Studios; Jill &Peter Kraus; Joan Lazarus; Phyllis Lee Levin; Anna & Peter Levin; Leon Levy Foundation; Richard & Ronay Menschel; Ivana Mestrovic; James Ottaway, Jr.; Brooke Kamin Rapaport & Richard A. Rapaport; Nancy Rosen; Rev. Al Shands III; Joel Shapiro & Ellen Phelan; Silvercup Studios; Manny & Jackie Silverman; Frank Stella; Ursula von Rydingsvard